A man in his 20s reported that between 8.40pm and 8.50pm on Saturday 13 April 2024, he was outside a public house in Brewery Road when two men approached him. One is alleged to have assaulted the victim while the second squirted a noxious substance in his face. He was treated in hospital for facial injuries.

An investigation was commenced into the incident and on Sunday 14 April, a 32-year-old local man was arrested and taken into custody.

Detective Sergeant Hannah Brown of North Division CID, said:

‘A number of people were in the area at the time of the incident and we are urging anyone who witnessed anything to get in touch. We also understand one person may have some footage on their mobile phone that could assist the investigation and we would be particularly keen to talk to them.

‘Motorists with dashcam and residents with CCTV footage in the area are also asked to check for relevant footage.’

Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 01795 419119, quoting reference 46/60222/24. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or use the online form.

By Ed

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